The first thing we will say about these cookies is that you shouldn't eat them while wearing your Sunday best. The powder sugar that makes these snowballs "snowy" and delicious can end up dousing you in sugar with every bite so make sure you use a napkin (or five). We should also say that this mess is totally worth it for these crumbly, sweet and they couldn't be easier to make. You can be nibbling on one of these nutty cookies in just 30 minutes.
They are also a fantastic holiday cookie. But whether you serve them on Christmas or in July, just resist the urge to start a snowball cookie fight!
If you made these, let us know how they came out in the comments below!
walnuts, very finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
pure vanilla extract
butter, chopped and softened
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a large cookie sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mix flour, walnuts, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add butter and, using your hands, combine everything until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
- Form dough into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- When they’re still warm but cool enough to touch, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
- Set aside on a rack to cool completely. When cool, dust again in powdered sugar.